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Advice with some Spice

January 30, 2015

I’m having trouble keeping up my New Year’s resolution. Do you have any tips?

-New Year’s Newbie

Cayenne: Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a great break and found some time to relax before coming back to school. Hopefully this year is going well so far and it keeps on lookin’ up! Oh New Years resolutions… I’ve never been one for having/keeping my New Years Resolutions. I would suggest making small life changes. For example, smiling more, giving more compliments and not complaining as much. These little changes can lead to some positive attitude changes and make you an all-around happier person. You look good and feel good at the same time! Whoa. Don’t stress too much about not keeping that goal to go to the gym everyday, you’ll get there when you can. Just focus on your tasks at hand and stay positive! This year is going to be awesome!

Paprika: Hello beautiful students of Monmouth College! First off, I hope that all of you had wonderful winter breaks and are loving 2015! As far as New Years resolutions go, make sure that the resolutions that you set for yourself are realistic. Every year I try to make a large or drastic resolution, but always seem to break it. Try breaking down your resolution into small steps and goals to reach that bigger end goal. Who knows, you may surprise yourself and be able to continue that goal into 2016! I have faith in you and know that when an MC student is driven, they can do anything. I have a good feeling about 2015 for all students and know that if you have the right mind set and stay realistic, you can do it!

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I’m in a long distance relationship. Any ideas on how to keep the romance alive across the distance?

-#LongDistanceProbs

Cayenne: If there is one thing I detest more than impossible New Years Resolutions, it’s Valentine’s Day. There is so much pressure to make it the best day ever for the person you care about and I CAN’T EVEN. But, those of you who still want to do something special for your someone special, keep it simple. We are college students so pulling out all the stops for one day can be a bit pricey. Just show that person how much they mean to you. Something I did for my man was a coupon book. These coupons can include date nights, movie nights, back massages, etc. Get creative! Think of some activities you would enjoy and then you have a ton of things to do long after V-Day ends. Show that person everyday how special they are, not just one day a year. 

Keep It Classy MC! 

Paprika: Hello! Can you believe that it’s already almost Valentine’s Day? Where has the time gone! If you are in a long distance relationship and on a college student budget, holidays can be difficult. My suggestion for you would be to show your significant other how much they mean to you through romantic letters or a care package. Expressing your feelings on paper can show how much you really care about someone. The letter can include reasons why they are important to you, your favorite memories or even favorite pictures. A care package is another inexpensive gift that you can send for Valentine’s Day. You can mail your significant other their favorite snacks, a small gift or anything that can remind them of you while you are far away. Both show how much you care about that person while still saving you money for that weekend college special or a trip to see them!

Have a great 2015 and Valentine’s Day! XOXO

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